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- DescriptionRobert Pack s lifelong delight in Robert Frost's intricate, beautiful, and profound poetry shines through in the essays in this book. He confronts such broad themes as mourning, inheritance, nature, and the imagination, bringing to bear historical, psychological, Darwinian, and close-textual-reading interpretive approaches. Chapter one sets Frost s work in the tradition of nature writing, from the Book of Genesis through modern American ecological works. Chapter two examines the profound influences of the Book of Job, Darwin, and evolutionary theory on Frost s thinking. There follow chapters that structurally and philosophically compare Wordsworth s Michael to Frost s Wild Grapes, focusing on the themes of inheritance, grieving, and the potency of the imagination. The reader encounters Frost as teacher and preacher, Frost s idea of how beliefs are affirmed, the simultaneous representation of adult memory and immediate childhood sensation, and the underlying duality of place and thingness, which forms the existential background for his stay against confusion the consoling purpose of Frost's poetic art.
- Author BiographyRobert Pack has published fifteen volumes of his own poetry and is Middlebury College Professor Emeritus of Literature and Creative Writing. He currently teaches in the Honors College of the University of Montana in Missoula. He and Jay Parini have edited eight poetry anthologies for UPNE, the most recent of which is Contemporary Poetry of New England (2002).
- Author(s)Robert Pack
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication07/12/2004
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of New England
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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